“…perfectly captures the struggle of a young artist’s battle between her dreams and the “real job,” all while juggling her responsibilities as an adult, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and the romantic interest.
Reading this novel was like a breath of sweet relief. I kept asking myself, “Was this written about me?” I’m so glad I’m not the only one who feels like this!”
Barbara’s honest personality, quirky sense of humor, and passion shine throughout; a thoughtful and inspiring read I’d recommend to any young adult.” ~Gabrielle Burke, Pittsburgh artist
“Sweet and smart and goofy and bold, Jadyn is at a financial and professional crossroads when she finally decides she’s going after everything women want but are afraid we won’t get. Starring an open, giving heroine who has delightfully relatable clay feet, Ms. Brutt’s novel is bright and engaging without highlighting its own cleverness, which makes discovering it doubly enjoyable. Set aside some uncommitted hours because you won’t want to stop reading as Jadyn figures out that she doesn’t have to say yes to anyone but God and herself … and to the teal paisley tights.” ~Sandra Byrd, author of Let Them Eat Cake.
A lighthearted and fun contemporary debut by Barbara Brutt about the quirky and stormy life of a people pleaser and the desperate journey of her search for the only One who can calm the true storm of her heart. Jadyn’s life is full…too full, and from the first page to almost the last, we feel the dizzying impact of her need to say ‘yes’ to all the demands around her at the expense of her heart and creativity. Brutt displays the exhausting life of a Yes-man…er…woman even through her prose. Teal Paisley Tights is a good reminder that being godly means saying ‘no’ to what others expect of us and finding God’s purpose beneath the flurry for peace.” ~Pepper Basham, author of the Penned in Time and Mitchell’s Crossroads series.
“…one of those books you simply can’t put down. Whether it be the endearing corkiness of Jadyn Simon, or the relatable concept of dream vs. responsibility, Barbara Brutt has created a book for our time! No matter what stage of life you’re currently in, I advise you to open the pages of this book and follow Jadyn on a journey I believe we all, if not most can relate to. I promise you won’t be disappointed.” ~Angelea Taylor, Pittsburgh Blogger